Alvor mother-of-one launches Usborne book business

Little River Books is open for business, delivering beautiful Usborne books to the hands of children all over the Algarve.

“It’s a challenging time at present, particularly if, like myself, you’ve just had a crash course in homeschooling, but ‘pastéis de natas’ and espressos will get us through it!” says Alvor-based mother-of-one, Amelia St Pierre, who owns Little River Books.

“When it comes to books, the earlier children can enjoy them the better, particularly if you’re encouraging them to become bilingual. Here in the Algarve you can easily source beautiful children’s books written in Portuguese but finding a great range of English books is as difficult as finding a parking space in August pre-Covid.”

Amelia says she has always loved Usborne so becoming a representative felt like the perfect way to not only boost her own bookshelf, but also to meet the need of so many other families in the Algarve.

There are thousands of books in the range to suit all ages, from babies (hardback and drool proof) to teenagers. There are story books, sticker books, maths and science books, activity books, language books and more.

To help you find the best for your child, visit “The book review blog posts are quite entertaining as they’re co-written by my five-year-old,” concludes Amelia.